Saturday, March 12, 2011

Donation Park brings hope to Japan earthquake victims

Would you like to help earthquake victims in Japan?

If you have AmebaGold or are willing to purchase it, you can make a big difference in the lives of those whose lives have been devastated by Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Here's how: today, Ameba launches Donation Park, a venue where you can use your AmebaGold to purchase ruby red hand-held balloons that float away or stand-up balloons to place in rooms in sets of 10 or 50.
The park will remain open for 1 month - from March 11, 2011 to April 11.

All of the money earned from the sale of the balloons will go towards assisting victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster.

You can buy AmebaGold by clicking the 'BUY AmebaGold' link in the top right corner of your Pico game screen. You will need a credit card or a PayPal account with credit to complete your AmebaGold purchase.

Virtual balloons not your thing? There are more ways to give!
  • From the USA:
    • Donate online
    • Call 1-800 RED CROSS (English) or 1-800 257 7575 (Spanish)
    • Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific.
    • Mail in a printable donor card to American Red Cross, PO Box 4002018, Des Moines, Idaho, 50340-2018
  • From Canada:
    • Donate online
    • Call 1-800-418-1111
    • Text the word ASIA to 30333 to make a one-time donation of $5*
    • Contact your local Red Cross office. Cheques should be made payable to the Canadian Red Cross, earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and mailed to the Canadian Red Cross National Office, 170 Metcalfe Street, Suite 300, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2P2.
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* A one-time donation of $5 will be added to your mobile phone bill. Standard messaging rates and additional fees may apply to donation texts. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. This service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Canadian Red Cross by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to 30333.

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